England add uncapped Harlequins trio Marcus Smith, Alex Dombrandt and Jack Kenningham to squad for USA and Canada Tests

England have added uncapped Harlequins trio Marcus Smith, Alex Dombrandt and Jack Kenningham to their squad for the summer Tests against USA and Canada.

Harlequins’ fellow Premiership-winner Joe Marchant has also been called up by Eddie Jones, with Henry Slade the lone player from beaten finalists Exeter Chiefs named in the final 37-man squad.

Wasps hooker Gabriel Oghre – one of 23 uncapped players – has returned to the squad after being involved in the first training week earlier in June.

London Irish lock Chunya Munga is in camp as an apprentice player, but Northampton Saints winger Ollie Sleightholme was unavailable for selection due to suffering concussion in training.

“This is the third and final phase of our selection,” England head coach Jones said.

“We have a squad here full of talent and potential, with 23 uncapped players who have the chance to make their England debut.

“We’ve had two good weeks working and training hard and now we look forward to seeing how far we can go.”

England regrouped at Pennyhill Park on Monday after Sunday’s international match between an England A side and Scotland A was called off after further positive Covid-19 cases in the Scotland squad.

England take on USA on July 4 and Canada on July 10 respectively, with both games at Twickenham Stadium.

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